Ed Burger wrote:
Does a 1965 Spit legally need a muffler? I was thinking of mabyr just
running a pipe out the back. If not, what mufflers are recommended? Do
you have to buy lbc mufflers?? Will standard american car mufflers
work? how about high end mufflers?
Ed - I just installed an exhaust system in my 64 Mk I Spit using the
following pieces - I have a Mk II tubular header, I then had a local muffler
shop weld a short straight pipe behind it, then a 30 inch glasspack, then a
straight pipe out the back with a nice bologna slice chrome tip. Looks
great and sounds terrific. Total cost was about $100.
I like it because it sounds a little "fat" and "meaty" compared to the vapid
sound of the original resonator and muffler set up. You can also use the
Supertrap, as others have suggested, or a turbo muffler. Really, it depends
on how loud you like it. I agree that the horsepower loss/gain will not be
noticeable (you've only got about 68 hp to play with), but I think you
should have something more than a straightpipe as that would get tiring on a
long drive. Remember, it may sound good for 20 or 30 minutes, but 2 to 3
hours of the droning will give you one mighty headache.
Ross D. Vincenti
64 Spitfire 4
64 Porsche 356C Coupe